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Month: October 2016

Best Action Plan if Your Baby Needs to Do Some Catch Up Growth

Best Action Plan if Your Baby Needs to Do Some Catch Up Growth

Noah’s Weight Struggles When Noah was 6 months old, I wanted to use food to help him catch up in weight and growth due to our nursing issues that took awhile to diagnose and treat. I didn’t want to just have him gain weight. I wanted to nourish his body to provide him with optimal health. I think the pictures and his growth chart tell the tale. You can see how his weight and facial structure changed. His face became…

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The Ultimate Guide to Starting Solids for Moms with A Weston A Price, Paleo, Bulletproof Mindset

The Ultimate Guide to Starting Solids for Moms with A Weston A Price, Paleo, Bulletproof Mindset

Guidelines for Starting Solids One common guideline when starting solid baby foods is to start with one for a few days and then introduce another food a few days later. With this strategy, in the case of an allergic reaction, parents can pinpoint the source directly. I deviated from this recommendation to provide nutrient density at the same time as acceptability of the food. All my sources for his food were natural, organic, grass-fed, or pasture-raised. I really wanted to…

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How to Make Homemade Natural, Organic Baby Food: Batch Cooking of Baby Food

How to Make Homemade Natural, Organic Baby Food: Batch Cooking of Baby Food

Batch Cooking and Storing of Baby Food 1. Determine portions – How much is your baby eating at a sitting? I started with 4 oz portions for storing. 2. Have a stock of breastmilk bags ready. 3. Cook protein and veggies for the purees. 4. Cut the ingredients into pieces your blender can handle. 5. Add the protein, veggies, and fat to the blender. If the mixture has trouble blending up, add some full-fat coconut milk to help it blend….

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The Ultimate Guide to Making Natural, Organic, Nutrient Dense Food for Babies, Toddlers, and Children

The Ultimate Guide to Making Natural, Organic, Nutrient Dense Food for Babies, Toddlers, and Children

Food Philosophy for Babies, Toddlers, and Children In my research, I was looking for the most nutrient dense foods that would make Noah as smart, strong, and healthy as possible. I came across the research of Weston A. Price, who was a dentist that traveled the world looking for healthy civilizations in the early 1900s. In the healthy cultures with little to no dental decay, he found they each had ‘sacred’ foods that were high in the fat soluble Vitamins…

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The Ultimate Guide to Making Natural, Organic, Nutrient Dense Baby Food: A Recipe for a Healthy Baby

The Ultimate Guide to Making Natural, Organic, Nutrient Dense Baby Food: A Recipe for a Healthy Baby

Becoming a mother has been the greatest gift and challenge of my life. We all want to do what is best for our child, and that can begin with how we nourish their growing bodies. The first two years especially are critical to their mental and physical development. So, it is important to make sure their food contains the nutrients to do some work! My interest in making healthy baby food came from wanting to do the best for my…

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Healthy, Quick Dinner Idea: Paleo/Gluten-Free Salmon Burgers that the family will love!

Healthy, Quick Dinner Idea: Paleo/Gluten-Free Salmon Burgers that the family will love!

My family love salmon burgers! I love that this recipe is such an easy and quick family meal, especially on busy nights. For these, I typically make them the night before, while I am cleaning the kitchen. Then, we can just quickly reheat them in the oven, while we get the table ready and steam some vegetables. You can find some great gluten-free buns, or these are even easy to serve without the bun. Toss on a salad with some…

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